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francisco city hall to honor the ambassador who was killed there. christopher stevens grew up in piedmont and graduated from uc berkeley and ucsf hastings school of law. john alston shows us the outpouring of praise tonight. >> reporter: the memorial began with a video narrated by christopher stevens himself. >> now i am excited to return to libya to return the great work we have started. it is building a solid partnership between the united states and libya to help you, the libyan people a you chief your goals. the libyan people to achieve their goals. >> his brother talked about the last time they said goodbye several months ago. >> now that it is time to say goodbye, i don't see any reason to deviate from that custom. so my big brother, my best friend, i will see you next time. >> on september 11th, stevens was killed during a terrorist raid on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. three other americans also died. among the speakers was the libyan ambassador to the u.s. who said stevens stood with the libyan people during their revolution against qaddafi. >> we are sorry we cannot pro
about peace and communications. >> the 52-year-old stevens and three other americans were killed on the anniversary of september 11th during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. his family says stevens was there helping to launch a cultural exchange center, one giving remarks today is the libyan ambassador to the united states. the man the state department has chosen to investigate the assault, retired diplomat thomas pickering, will address the crowd as well. california senator dianne feinstein and congress woman barbara lee will honor the memory of the fallen ambassador. >> i know his commitment in being ambassador to an area of our world that is in such turmoil was a high calling for him. i just wanted and asked for permission to host it with the family. they wanted it here. >> the mayor will give the welcome followed his his brother and two sisters who will talk about the sibling they knew growing up. >> carolyn, thank you. we'll be streaming the service at abc 7 news.com. there is a link to a site his family established where you can learn more and leave your message
stevens who was killed last month in libya. john alston shows the outpouring of praise. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: the memorial began with a video narrated by ambassador stevens himself. >> i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we've started. building a solid prime minister between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people people libyan beam. >> reporter: the service attracted political dignataries and stevens' immediate family. his brother talked about the last time they said good-bye several months ago. >> now that it is time to say good-bye i don't see any reason to deviate from that custom so my big brother, my best friend, i'll see you next time. >> reporter: september 11th, stevens was killed in libya, three other americans also died among the speakers was the libyan ambassador to the u.s. who said stevens stood with the libyan people during their revolution against qadhafi. >> we are again sorry we could not protect this professional diplomat who came to help news a critical time. >> reporter: the family has established a fund to promote improved relatio
others in libya. ambassador stevens died in what the administration now says was a terrorist attack. katie marzullo joins us from the newsroom. >> reporter: because the u.s. state department has officially said the dead on the consulate in benghazi was not a random protest all attention has turned to how it could have happened. thirty days and still no answers. the point republican darrell issa of california head of the house oversight committee made clear as he spoke about the consulate attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> it is a long time to wait. >> reporter: today's hearing is supposed to determine if ambassador stevens had adequate security. the chairman of the subcommittee read part of a statement. >> certainly, not an environment where posts should be decked to normalize operations and reduce security resources in -- in accordance with an artificial timetable. >> reporter: the former head of a military team in libya is saying the consulate never had forces it needed to protect itself and stevens knew he was in danger. >> in june, the amba
is on assignment. >>> and i'm kristen sze. preparations underway for the memorial for ambassador chris stevens he was killed in libya. this morning hillary clinton takes on critics of the white house. >> reporter: the ambassador's family members said they don't want his death to be politicized, obviously it is. many of his family members will be here his brother and two sisters will speak. crews are laying white carpet inside the rotunda of city hall. elaborate set-up. here the city holding a memorial for chris stevens, a diplomat from piedmont who attended uc berkeley. some 700, including state department colleagues, friends and family are expected. mayor lee will address the crowd. >> it is very appropriate we celebrate his life what he tried to do as an ambassador and -- in one of the hardest regions today. >> reporter: the attack that killed stevens and three other americans has become a political hot button issue finger pointing has intensified since the state department acknowledged the attack was a coordinated assault. hillary clinton is saying the buck tops with her. >> i take responsibil
stevens was born. thank you. >> we're streaming the service on our web site abc 7 news.com. there, you can find a link to learn more about ambassador stevens and leave your messages of support. >> a top aide says the president feels he is the man responsible for the attack that ki steven asks three other americans. this just a day after secretary of state hillary clinton says she's to blame. secretary clinton deflected criticism away from mr. obama and vice president biden for how they handled the situation. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world and and certainly won't be knowledgeable about decisions made by security professionals it was helpful for hillary clinton to say that but it's not going to make this go away. >> republican mitt romney criticized the obama administration's response to the attacks. >> president obama and mitt romney getting set to begin second debate in less than an hour this, is a look inside of the complex at hofstra university where the debate will take place. this is a town hall style debate. >> it
and that night four americans lost their lives, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. tonight, new revelations about the terrorists, the ferocity of their attack and new questions about whether life-saving security was denied. abc's jake tapper has details. >> reporter: that horrifying night in benghazi had former security officials in libya today condemning their superiors for denying their requests for more security agents. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response to that was, "you're asking for the sun, moon and the stars." >> reporter: eric nordstrom, the former security officer at the u.s. embassy in libya, today recalled his biggest frustration as being the state department. >> it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: nordstrom suspected the denials for more security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and repu
francisco in two weeks. ambassador chris stevens died in an attack in benghazi last month. he warned a colleague in august not to travel to libya because of safety concerns. stevens had a home in the bay area. the memorial will be held october 16th in the rotunda at san francisco's city hall. it will be open to the public and set to start at 4:30 p.m.. >>> california highway patrol says, auto -- auto thefts have gone down in the state for the sixth year in a row, dropped 1.3% during the past year and they say due to enforcement, education and using high-tech advancements that can help deter or catch auto thieves we also have increased technology, license plate reader technology, lojack technology and our bait vehicle technology where we place cars in places where we want them to be stolen. >> interesting the chp says of the more than 156,000 sleeks reported stolen last year, nearly 85% were recovered. still the economic cost to californians last year about a billion dollars. >>> yesterday, whow! really hot then -- whoa! really hot then sea breezes and the whole picture change. >> alr
chris stevens and three other americans. we'll hear from her in just a few moments. this has been a big political football on capitol hill. >> absolutely. >> and go game-on, people. we're inside for the audition of the male model for one of everybody's favorite game shows. "the price is right." for this guy, get ready to meet rob, everybody. >>> let's get right to the big debate. >> thank you, lara. >> i cannot wait to meet rob. just 21 days to go. the pressure this on time on president obama. it's "your voice your vote." jake tapper is at hofstra where the candidates will square off tonight. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. well, president obama for the first time referred to the race as tied, although according to some polls, mitt romney has a slight lead. it makes the second debate far more important than president obama probably could have ever anticipated. president obama is right now hunkered down at this luxurious virginia golf resort, taking only an occasional though much needed break from his debate prep with a stroll around the rolling greens. this is how
outside of tupelo, the grand dragon appears. he is also known as steven howard, 31 years old, he says he's an iraq war veteran. he comes with a loaded pistol on his hip and tells me he's got serious ptsd. we agree to follow him to a remote location, where cell phone service is spotty. next to a trailer by the woods. they ask us not to photograph howard's 11-year-old daughter, but she is there, as is his wife, nicole, presiding over the food. between eating and target practice -- >> i hit it that time. >> reporter: there's work to be done. howard and his klan brothers are preparing this 16-foot cross -- >> this is just -- we use the torches for the cross lighting itself. you have to wrap them and you have to put wire around them. >> klansmen, behold the fiery cross. >> reporter: when we come back, the burning cross that's terrorized people for generations. and the frightening message the klan is sending in the era of a black president. >> barack obama don't care about us. he don't care about america. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're go
. 4 americans were killed including ambassador christopher stevens on september 11. today clinton said communication was nth. ultimately the security decisions were hers to make. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all ovethe world. 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >>reporter: the group responsible for the attack may connected to al qaeda. today the white house launched drones in north after can to track them down. >> well, secretary clinton will not be among those attend ago public memorial forum ambassador stevens tomorrow in san francisco. his memorial will be held in the rotunda at san francisco city hall at 4:30 p.m. senator feinstein and libya ambassador to the u.s. are expected to attend. stevens grew up in piedmont and graduate from uc berkeley and hastings school of law. strong bay area tie that's why the memorial is being held here. >>> tv and voice your vote president says to expect a stronger fight
.s. consulate in will he be why. 4 americans were killed including ambassador christopher stevens on september 11. today clinton said communication was confusing that night. last month. ultimately the security decisions were hers to make. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world. 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >>reporter: the group responsible for the attack may connected to al qaeda. today the white house launched drones in north after can to track them down. >> well, secretary clinton will not be among those attend ago public memorial forum ambassador stevens tomorrow in san francisco. his memorial will be held in the rotunda at san francisco city hall at 4:30 p.m. senator feinstein and libya ambassador to the u.s. are expected to attend. stevens grew up in piedmont and graduate from uc berkeley and hastings school of law. strong bay area tie that's why the memorial is being held here. >>> tv and voice
u.s. ambassador chris stevens, during a public memorial at san francisco city hall. former colleagues say stevens will be remembered for his skill as a diplomat and his personal charm. stevens was killed in that attack on the u.s. consulate back on september 11th. >>> and some rattled nerves in the northeast this morning after a rare earthquake hit southern maine. the 4.0 magnitude quake struck just after 7:00 last night, about 20 miles west of portland. it could be felt throughout new england. people running into the streets, as the ground shook. but there were no reports of major damage or injuries. >>> and it is time, now, for the weather from across this great nation. fargo, minneapolis, and chicago will see showers, perhaps, even thunderstorms. severe weather is a threat for little rock and memphis, with high winds and hail. the northern plains could see wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. and the southwest, hate to tell you. you're going to bake in temperatures well above normal. downtown l.a. will hit 90 or above. phoenix is 93. dallas will be in the upper 80s. mostl
that ambassador chris stevens, who was killed in the attack, repeatedly voiced concern about security in libya, including, we are told, on the day he died. abc's jake tapper has the details. >> reporter: they're the questions the president cannot escape. why do we still not know what went wrong in benghazi? and why was the administration's response so confusing? last night, comedian jon stewart took his turn. >> i would say even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people, as far as all of us being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. >> yeah. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> right. >> and we're going to fix it. and -- >> all of it. >> all of it. >> reporter: that remains a work in progress. the president has vowed to bring those responsible to justice, but although government officials suggest that members of the extremist group ansar al sharia were involved in the attack, a "new york times" reporter spent two hours on the patio of a crowded luxury hotel last night with a leader of that group, as he sipped a strawberry fra
christopher stevens. >> at 4:13 monday afternoon, a first check of traffic. this is a live view of downtown. it's usual slow crawl moving left to right. we'll have that for everybody heading down towards the peninsula. stay with us. abc 7 news at 4:00 will be back in just a moment. >>> sandy danger is still very real. take a look at this rescue. it's 14 crew members from a ship saved in the atlantic, they are still looking for the ship's captain. as well as a member of the crew. the ship is a replica of the hms bounty, caught and then sank, swelled up to 18 feet. >> three people were washed overboard. they were wearing immersion suits, only one made it to the live raft. two people remaining unaccounted for we know made it off of the vessel but did not make it on to the rafts. >> the mid town manhattan a giant crane is dangling from a high rise that is under construction. the crane blew over in heavy winds. the storm rages on around us. areas below high rise have been cleared. new york officials say all cranes in the city were inspect head of the storm. but they did not anticipate this. >> m
outside the consulate. christopher stevens grew up in piedmont. friends, family and political dignataries held a somber memorial at sflt if -- at san francisco city hall among the speakers libyan ambassador to the u.s. who said stevens stood with the libyan people during their revolution against qadhafi. >> we again sorry we cannot protect this diplomat who came to help us in a critical time. >> stevens' family has established a fund to promote improved relations between the u.s. and mideast in honor of the late u.s. dip >> with more americans using e-mail and paying bills online the u.s. oftenal service is in deep financial trouble. for the first time ever the agency hit 15 billion dollar borrowing limit, reached last month it will have to operate the rest of the year on the sale of stamps and other postal supplies. independent government agency, the postal service is not funded by tax dollars. officials are asking for new legislation to help them out. >>> fast moving hurricane has crosshairs on island of bermuda this morning. satellite radar image shows hurricane rafael swirling off the
touchdown passes. catch made by stevens. we'll get inside the 20, and a good start there, too. it's a seven-yard pickup. second down and three. jason verrett, number 2 on the stop for tcu. >> kelly: and a great start on the decision by the quarterback. the motion showed him what the coverage was. he knew he had an outlet outside and at the end of the day that's exactly where he went to stevens standing outside the hash. >> dave: they substitute sadale foster at the tailback position. and handed to him. first down. and foster probably has a little bit fresher legs than stephens or williams. >> kelly: and that's a great point because this game obviously has gone long, and guys start to wear out a little bit, but right now play-calling-wise, if i have a senior quarterback as doege is, i'd let him win the game. let him throw the ball into the end zone. >> dave: doege under a little pressure. gets rid of it. a side-arm sling. a short gain. it was caught by sadale foster. i don't know how doege got rid of this. >> kelly: the pressure that tcu has been lacking right there. you're right. doege gets
to decide whether this can take affect. >> i've heard this is a sin. >> steven went through a controversial treatment in an effort to become straight. but the bay area man says no one should go through it because it can be dangerous. >> it causes depression, anxiety. thoughts of suicide, makes you anxious causes you to hate yourself he was excited to hear the governor signing into law some day a ban preventing gay conversion therapies on minors. methods american psychiatrist society:kon cluded are harmful. the governor says there is no basis in sigh skbrens will be relegated to the dust pin of quackery. >> there is science now we didn't have before. that sexual orientation is not something that can be changed. >> but the victory may be short lived and there are groups that already claim it's unconstitutional violating first amendment. >> this is absolutely clamps down on speech by professionals involved and also affects the minors and their parents rights to access types of therapies they may want. >> legal groups also argue conversion therapy does work for people. >> when this benefits peo
. >>> and we turn next to new clues in the mystery surrounding the death of the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens, and three other americans in libya. there is a report that two men from tunisia were held for questioning in turkey. and abc news has a provocative document tonight. it is a request from the americans on the ground in libya for help with protection. it raises the question about the state department's response and abc's jake tapper shows us that document. >> reporter: the members of the u.s. military serving as a security support team at the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya, wanted to keep a small airplane in the country. according to a government source, that was so the team, charged with providing extra security at diplomatic posts, could travel more efficiently around the country, along with their weapons. but state department officials in washington denied that request, according to a may 3rd e-mail obtained and first reported by abc news. copied on the e-mail was u.s. ambassador chris stevens, later killed in a terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in benghazi on september 11th,
stevens, and abc's jon karl is standing by with this late news. jon? >> diane, this is ahead of a major congressional hearing tomorrow into what happened in that attack on our consulate in libya, and we are hearing new details, details that we have never heard before about what went down, and this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time, as you recall, we were told it was a protest that went bad and became an attack. now we are told there was no protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy, of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on, and we are told they saw a large number of armed men coming in and approaching that compound. we're told it was a very complex attack without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history. we've never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else, we were told, by this senior state department official. so, diane, one other fascinating detail is that they still don't know how ambassador ste
the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. for a month, we have been hearing a protest against an anti-muslim film turned violent, leading to the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate. but now, state department officials say the video was not the trigger for what they called an unprecedented attack. instead, they say nothing was out of the ordinary that night. and that several groups of men launched the attack without warning, using machine guns, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. it still has not answered in the middle of the chaos ambassador stevens got out of the compound and to the hospital. among those that testify is a top security official. eric nordstrom wrote an e-mail earlier this month, detailing 230 security incidents in libya between june of last year and july of this year. incidents he says demonstrate a danger to americans and the need for more security there. it will be a big day here today. rob and sunny? >> tough questions ahead. tahman bradley, in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> we now turn to politics this morning, where mit
details what happened that night. at 8:30, ambassador chris stevens went outside the compound to say good night to a visiting turkish diplomat. the streets were empty. but at 9:40 p.m., security agents in the operations center of the compound heard explosions and saw a large group of armed men entering the compound. stevens, sean smith and one security agent locked themselves in the safe area. they saw attackers hunting for them. pouring diesel and, setting the house on fire. the three americans went to a bathroom area where they tried to open a small window for air. but it was not enough. on the ground suffering from severe smoke inhalation they decided to flee. stevens and smith never made it out alive. diane sawyer asked the president about the white house's initial claims that the incident began with a protest against that anti-muslim video. >> as information came in, information was put out. the information may not have always been right the first time. look, look, diane, these are people i know. and if there is something to be fixed, it will get fixed. >> reporter: the commander of
that cost four americans their lives, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. and what we heard last night reverberating throughout washington today, in a series of questions and challenges. what did the white house know about the danger? and the need for protection? even secretary of state hillary clinton weighed in. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: the vice president raised eyebrows and some outrage. when asked about the diplomats in libya whose requests for additional security forces fell on deaf ears. >> they wanted more security there. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security there. we did not know they wanted more security again. >> reporter: "we" seemed an interesting pronoun for the vice president to use, given that the very day before the debate, two of those security officers testified before congress about their frustrations with the state department. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response to that was, "you are asking for the sun, moon and the stars." >> reporter: today, mitt romney seized on biden's comments. >> when the vice president of the united states direc
stevens when a group attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. secretary clinton saying security decisions were her responsibility. the group claiming responsibility for the attack may be connected to al qaed yachl the white house launched drones to track them down. ambassador stevens will be honor md a memorial starting tomorrow at 4:30 at san francisco city hall. >> a new california law makes it a crime to smuggle cell phones into state prisons. it's been a big problem. nannette miranda reports 20 state workers have a lot of their jobs this year. >> and a new report from california prison says 20 workers resigned or were fired for smuggling illegal cell phones into state prison. some did it for love. >> sometimes, some do develop an inappropriate relationship with inmates. cell phones are introduce that had way to keep in contact with that inmate when not at prison. >> the report compiled noted cases were an inmate was caught with nude photos sent to him by a female guard and an office worker snuck in a phone to one inmate suspected of fathering her child. the former workers charged with
wanted to stay past august and ambassador stevens wanted his team to stay, as well. in the memo, obtained exclusively by abc news, the embassy in libya did not mince words, requesting that the state department keep the 16-member security support team in the country. quite simply, we cannot maintain our existing levels of embassy operations without a continued security support team presence, the memo says. that request, made in february, was granted. after that, security in libya deteriorated further with western target attacks. now the commander of the security team tells me his team wanted to stay past august and that ambassador stevens wanted them there as well. but for some reason, the state department, he says, did not let it happen. wood will testify in front of the oversight committee wednesday. >> we need to operate in a country like libya with -- erring on the side of security. >> reporter: a senior state department official tells abc news that no official request for an extension after august was ever made and there were just as many u.s. shooters present as before. the official
stevens last month. >> reporter: mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those who atack our homeland on september 11th, 2001 this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam, despite administration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in the debate. the same poll found voters overwhelmingly said romney won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 42 point margin over bush.4!zf[ç in los angeles last night musicians lent their support. mr. obama thanked the performers and threw in a not so subtle ref
libyan officials about the investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >>> and a story breaking overnight. more explosive rhetoric out of north korea this morning, warning that the united states is in striking distance of its missiles. today's remarks are in response of south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to triple the range of its missiles. the north says it shows the allies are plotting to invade the country. >>> a travel nightmare seems to be over this morning. alaskan airlines says that flights are running close to normal after a fiber optic outage shut down its ticketing system. that forced the cancellation of nearly 45 flights. more than 130 other flights departed. but some were delayed as long as four hours. nothing worse than being at the airport and you can't go anywhere. >>> time, now, for weather from across the country on this tuesday morning. cooler than normal, with a morning sprinkle from boston down to new york. thunderstorms around orlando and miami. also, a mix of rain and snow in northern minnesota. showers around minne
that left four americans dead last month. chris stevens was killed with three other americans. the senior white house adviser john brennan is planning to meet with the president of the libyan national congress as well as army intelligence and other foreign ministry officials. american fbi agents traveled to tripoli a few days after the attack to join the investigation. domestic political upheaval from the country held up their visit to benghazi for more than two weeks. >>> this morning a judge is expected to sentence jerry sandusky to live out the rest of his days in prison. he released an unapologetic statement last night. t.j. winick is covering the sentencing. >> reporter: he regrets not taking the stand after being convicted of 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse against 10 boys. for the last three months he's been spending time in jail writing a statement he plans to read today. last night he issued an audio statement which ran on penn state's student-run radio. >> they can take away my life. they can make me out as a monster, they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my
chris stevens. >> we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. >>reporter: vice president biden askeding that whatever mistake were made will not be made again. congressman ryan quick to point one out. >> it took the president two two weeks to annual that this was a terrorist attack. this benghazi issue would be a tragedy in and of itself but unfortunately it's in addictive of a broader problem. that is what we are watching in our tv screen unraveling of the obama foreign policy. >>reporter: would he repeat the line several times during the debate but unlike the presidential debate biden faster to fire wac. >> with all due respect that's a bunch of malarkey. not a single thing he said is being rat. he appeared to be debating romney that 47 percent of the country pays no federal income tax. >> i have had it up to here with the notion that 47 percent it's about time they take some responsibility here. instead of signing pledges to grover norquist not to ask the wealthiest to contribute to bring back the middle class they should be signing a pledge saying to the middle
in the afternoon at 4:30 p.m. senator feinstein is expected to attend. stevens grew up in piedmont graduating from uc berkeley and uc hastings school of law. >> back what could >>> this thursday is 49ers game day. very exciting day. at 4:00 jerry rice and brent jones join us as abc 7 news presents the 49ers pregunmen show followed by 49ers taking on seattle seahawks. after that, sticking around for after the game. big day on thursday. >> listen to this. golden state warriors showing off a few tour home away from oakland. there is a design of the new arena built on the san francisco water front. architects say they placed it far from sidewalks to preserve views of the bay. the arena set to go up on what is now a parking lot on piers 30 and 32. >> we have opened up a great deal of access of views into oak lntd and berkeley along the water's edge. >> at rena pier will have a sign that hasn't been finalize bud swril a glass exterior. >> spectacular. coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00 tonight a surprise development in the san bruno pipeline explosion. an international heavy weight called to negotiate a pu
crowds expected at memorial service for explain u.s. ambassador chris stevens at san francisco city hall today. mayor lee will greet friends, family and members of the public. senator feinstein, and the man assigned to investigate the killing are all expected to attend. the 4:30 p.m. memorial will be held in a city hall rotunda open to the public. >>> i saw fog, perhaps not as much as yesterday. i guess things are going to be changing for the warmer. >> let's find out. >>> good morning. we are looking at that warming trend to get going today, will continue i should say numbers in the 50s, 55 san jose, 72 antioch, 58 napa, cool valley, 62 oakland as well as san francisco, 61 mountain view and redwood city, mild 13° warmer in antioch than we were yesterday, 6 to 9° warmer this morning in concord san jose in the 50s still warmer than yesterday. fog around hayward and fremont this morning also coming up 280 towards the airport from the 50s to 60s, mild start this afternoon upper 60s to mid 80s. above normal and we will be looking at a very light breeze. by the evening pleasant with numbers
this is your normal commute. overnight roadwork to begin starting tonight 280880 stevens creek northbound and 280 ramps shutdown through the 31st of october and they will have a detour in place that will be until 6:00 in the morning. >>> warning going out this morning to customers of a popular bookstore chain. why if you shop there recently you want to check your credit or bank statements, right away. >>> critical training for emergency responders. massive exercise will start out looking like a --. >>> welcome back. live doppler showing healthy set of rain down 80 along the east bay shore into san francisco and points south this is moving south and east if you haven't received rain yet like around 237, sunnyvale, milpitas you are about to get rain. this is our last good shot, warming trend in the forecast. >>> 4:44. watch your credit if you shopped at barnes & noble recently. the chain reveals hackers tampered with credit and debit card readers at 63 of its stores some in california. they are urging customers to take a close look at their bank statements. the company has disconnected all
ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. >>> memorial gathering will be held for a teacher, 54-year-old chris ryan was found dead at the bottom of a ravine this month he taught english and social science at james logan high his memorial will be at 3:45 this afternoon. >>> in antioch two businesses -- haunted house fundraiser held on west 10th tonight, tomorrow and saturday from 5 to 10 tickets $5 proceeds go towards new play equipment. >>> moments before game two of the world series begins this evening a peninsula girl will get a special honor. she will have the opportunity to walk the ball out to bumgarner. leslie brinkley has her story. >> i just hand the ball to him? >> reporter: she is a junior works at the boys and girls club in her free time, the club teamed up with major league baseball this year and clarissa will get the honor of handing over the ball. >> since i was a little kid my brother and me would play baseball. i've become a fan of them. >> we decided clarissa with her great work she does and her background in softball and sports she would be a perfect candid
south 880 stevens creek on-ramp closed until 6:00 this morning. you can be rerouted around that. westbound 380 to 101 all lanes closed until 8:00 this morning roadwork. the giants' parade tomorrow 11:00 as eric was reporting you want to take mass transit extra services we'll detail those in our next break. >>> next what a difference a year makes. oakland mayor quan delivers positive news about the city's financial picture. >>> verdict in the michelle le murder case. the victim's family tells abc7 news whether they are satisfied with the outcome. >>> we continue to follow the latest on tropical storm sandy. you are looking at live pictures from manhattan much of the city in the dark this morning. flooding and other problems. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: executive in charge of apple's mobile products has been asked to leave the result of the map app flap users found all sorts of mistakes in the software when it was released last month. forestall refused to sign the company's public apology. apple and samsung together control 106% of the profits in the mobile market because of rivals
a fellow colleague about traveling to the country. ambassador stevens was killed last month after attack at the u.s. conditions lit in benghazi. now abc news reports he told a colleague in august not to travel to libya because of safety concerns. stevens graduated from uc berkeley. >>> tonight is the night the presidential s are preparing to take the stage in denver for their -- their first debate, 50 mile beyond are expected to tune in after weeks of them attacking each other on the campaign trail watch they say could be pivotal with only five weeks before voters go to the polls. >> we can't afford four more years of the last four years. >> the president: we don't get very far when we have leaders who write-off half the nation as victims. >> during a break in their intense debate preparations romney grabbed a bite to eat in denver. president obama visited the dam for the first time. -- visited the an hoover dam for the first time. >>> 6:30 7. what do they say this real estate, location, location, location. that fits for the forecast too. >> location and timing is key to today's forecast
deadly attack. four americans, including ambassador chris stevens from the bay area, died in that attack september 11th. republicans are blasting the administration for turning down requests for increased security. clinton says the security decisions were hers to make, not the white house. >> i take ability. i'm in charge of the state department, 60,000 plus people, all over the world, 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >>> the group responsible for the attack may be connected to al-qaeda. "good morning america" will have more coming up. >>> large crowds expected at a memorial service for explain u.s. ambassador chris stevens at san francisco city hall today. mayor lee will greet friends, family and members of the public. senator feinstein, libya's ambassador to the u.s. and the man signed to investigate the killing are all expected to an fend. 4:30 p.m. memorial will be held in the city hall rotunda, open to the public. >>> kind of foggy we still have a little this morning
stevens and others were killed. jonathan karl tells us what state department officials are now revealing. >> reporter: this is ahead of a major congressional hearing into what happened on that attack on our consulate in libya. we're hear nug details, details that we have never heard before, about what went down. this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time, as you recall, we were told it was a protest that went bad. and became an attack. now we are told, there was no protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on. and we teerld th-- we're told ty saw a large number of armed men coming and approaching the compound. we're told it was a very complex attack. without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history. never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else. we were told, by this, this senior state department official. one other fascinating detail is that they still don't know
congressional investigators that the security at the compound in benghazi where ambassador stevens and three other americans were killed was, quote, inappropriately low. and you'll be surprised to hear who stood in his way, in his view, when he tried to rectify that. abc news has learned that although eric nordstrom and the commander of an american security team also in libya had heard that foreign fighters were flowing across the egyptian border, state department officials seemed oblivious to the benghazi consulate's vulnerability. nordstrom told investigators he was worried. a local security brigade mostly consisted of merchants and shopkeepers had received no pay in months, other than a daily $30 stipend for food from the embas embassy. i had no idea if they would respond to an attack, nordstrom told investigators. senior state department officials now acknowledge that only an hour before gunman methodically and deliberately stormed the compound, killing ambassador chris stevens, the streets were empty and things were calm. a direct contradiction to statements earlier made by administrati
to score from first. steven drew can't handle it. 1 nothing texas. still 1-o in the fifth. norris base hit to right off harrison came in as 18 game winner. bobble it. josh donaldson scores. moss will race home. a's up 2-1. then in the sixth petaluma pride there it comes and goes. johnny crushed. 18 of the year solo blast. 3-1 like last nature. slam the door in the 9th. crews struck him out. tie texas for the division lead 3-1 the final setting up a winner take all game tomorrow afternoon. >> who would have thought we would be here. i know we did. i know the whole team did. i don't know about anyone else. as long as we believe inside this clubhouse and we know we can get it done, we are going to do it. i honest believe we are going to win it tomorrow. >> started out playing 3 62 games. tomorrow 162. we'll see what happens. >>reporter: amazing. oakland and texas have identical records. 93 and 68. one of them will end up with division titles and one the wild card. yanks on top and 1 last season business. finish off the dodgers here. this guy banana yellow that's me tonig
plays the bounce off the wall. try to score first first. steven drew can't handle it. 1 nothing texas. still 1-o in the fifth. norris base hit to right off harrison came in as 18 game winner. bobble it. josh donaldson scores. moss will race home. a's up 2-1. then in the sixth petaluma pride there it comes and goes. johnny crushed. 18 of the year solo blast. 3-1 like last nature. slam the door in the 9th. crews struck him out. tie texas for the division lead 3-1 the final setting up a winner take all game tomorrow afternoon. >> who would have thought we would be here. i know we did. i know the whole team did. i don't know about anyone else. as long as we believe inside this clubhouse and we know we can get it done, we are going to do it. i honest believe we are going to win it tomorrow. >> started out playing 3 62 games. tomorrow 162. we'll see what happens. >>reporter: amazing. oakland and texas have identical records. 93 and 68. one of them will end up with division titles and one the wild card. yanks on top and 1 last season business. finish off the dodgers here.
. >> there is a memorial for ambassador christopher steven who's died after an attack on the u.s. embassy in bengazy. the public is invited to attend. >> and more problems for american airlines this time, a flight forced to turn after the landing gear jammed. abc news has latest trouble for american. >> there is flight 1862 is apparently forced to turn around after the land landing gear appears to jam. >> there is a gear on site. >> passengers told to brace. >> they assumed position and it was scary. >> some are skeptical because of the labor disputes with union worker autos some people are cheering and there are the rest of us thinking was this yeel reel? >> this emergency came on the same day the carrier granted 47 of the 7 a7s nearly half of the fleet to remove and inspect rows of cease after three incidents of seats coming loose and flipping over mid flight. >> there is the airline insists these are the result of an error with the clamps that hold them to the floor. >> there is somehow we introduced a failure, we're not sure if it's human failure. >> american ceo acknowledged quote it's been a c
including ambassador chris stevens, blistering words today from romeny for the obama administration. >> this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam despite the administration's attempts to convince us of that for so long. no, as the administration has finally conceded, these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> reporter: romney said today he would vigorously pursue the terrorists. president obama has said he is doing the same thing, and the obama campaign trying to remind voters of romney's first reaction criticizing the president as the attack was unfolding. >> our u.s. diplomats were >> when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, mitt romney showed an extraordinarily lack of presidential character. >> reporter: that up in virginia where he gave his speech today. the campaign arguing voters should know that romney's time line for afghanistan is the same that romney wants to get more deeply involved in syria than the president, and on iraq tonight, they point out romney argued the full withdrawal of troops from iraq was a mistake. d
including chris stevens. >> security was a struggle throughout my time there. the situation remained uncertain. reports from some indicated waits getting worse. >> this tragic event turned political. some same republican congress men also voted to cut millions in security spendings for the state department and its embassies. white house wait waeed in today. >> we've provided information based on facts based on assessments. and there is not opinions. >> they admitted it was not a protest against an antimuslim film but an unprecedented attack surpassing even this. al qaeda bombing on u.s. embassy in kenya 14 years ago. one congressman did request funding cut for security should be immediately restored. >> a southern california man behind an antimuslim film told a judge did he not violate his probation. claiming he had eight probation violations. a judge set another hearing highways been on probation since a bank fraud conviction. he went into hiding after a trailer for a movie was posted on you tube, that sparked anger across the muslim world. there is a religious figure offering a $30
defended level of security at u.s. consulate in libya where an attack killed chris stevens and three other americans. there is a committee that began hearings on the failure that's led to the september 11th attacks by extremists in benghazi. they testified about the difficulty of getting state department approval. >> this is dealing and fighting against people, programs, and personnel sup poet poesed to be supporting me. for me, tally ban is on the inside of the building. >> the state department said five security agents were requested that night and five agents were there. oof having an extra half dozen guards or agents would not have enabled to us respond to that kind of assault. >> and they did admit it was not a protest against an antimuslim film but a terrorist attack. >> middle of the night call from sweden brought news a researcher was one of two recipients for a nobel prize in chem tri. and laifd louie has the story. >> e mails have been pouring in since he received a call at 2:20 in the morning, he's the 27th recipient of the nobel prize. >> and i don't think it means my work is b
attack in libya that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. department officials say they rejected requests for increased security based on intelligence they had at the time. but a former officer complained his concerns were ignored. he suggested politics made a role, that didn't want to make libya seem more unstable. >>> tensions between turkey and syria have reached a dangerous level. yesterday, a passenger jet had to land on suspicion it had military cargo onboard. the plane was allowed to continue its journey. but turkey kept the cargo without saying exactly what was found. >>> there are details about the man arrested at l.a.x. wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying weapons. abc news has learned he told detectives and the fbi, quote, hey, this is a game. however, officials are puzzled whether he meant the questioning or the stuff in his bags. officials are trying to figure out how he managed to fly through three countries without being stopped. >>> the meningitis outbreak linked to can tom nated steroid injections is serious. but a mixup in florida was pretty si
.s. ambassador chris stevens? today, hours before the debate gets under way tonight, secretary of state hillary clinton spoke out declaring that the responsibility is hers. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz is here. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane. secretary clinton has said very little about the investigation into the deaths of the four americans, but she is now saying she is the one who should shoulder the blame. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. >> reporter: on the eve of this presidential debate, growing questions and political controversy are still raging over the deaths of the americans in libya. >> the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> reporter: in last week's vice presidential debate joe biden said the white house was unaware of security requests from state department officials in libya who had told congress of those requests just the day before. and they wanted more security there. >> well, we weren't told they wanted mo
chris stevens, the u.s. ambassador in libya. >> the president may have gained a slight advantage today in several battle ground states. state by state unemployment figures show jobless rates have fallen in seven of the nine states that are still up for grabs. nevada and north carolina still have high rates. but the numbers have improved there as well as in florida and colorado. wisconsin and ohio have now fallen below flagsal average. numbers are due out november 2, just four days before election day. >> a popular spray on sun screen sk recalled after reports it caused five people to catch on fire. it's ultramist version of the banana boat brand. it ignites when exposed to open flame. the manufacturer believes the problem is the valve applying too much of the product and admits it will catch on fire if it isn't dry. federal safety regulators investigating reports that the jeep patriot can stall within hours. they've received complaints involving jeeps going 65 miles per hour or faster. >> tonight money matters poor earnings reports give the stock market a pounding today. dow jones sank
ambassador chris stevens. we have learned the name of a tunisian man taken into custody. he's 28 yeerts old. the white house weighed in on e-mails sent while the attack was under way. the e-mails informed them that a radical islamic group was claiming responsibilities. but secretary of state hillary clinton said those e-mails weren't hard evidence and all of the incoming information had to be value waited. >>> and back here at home, attention, shoppers, a large-scale credit card theft is sweeping 63 stores. it happened at the nation's largest bookstore, barnes and noble. how did thieves get into the checkout machines? abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has been investigating that today. >> reporter: today, barnes and noble announced it has been the victim of a massive, sophisticated scheme targeting credit and debit cards. thieves went after these tiny devices known as pin pads we routinely use to swipe our credit and debit cards for purchases. 63 stores in nine states were hit, potentially affecting thousands of customers. each time a purchase was made the pin pad beamed the
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